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resilient

[ri-zil-yuh nt, -zil-ee-uh nt] /rɪˈzɪl yənt, -ˈzɪl i ənt/
adjective
1.
springing back; rebounding.
2.
returning to the original form or position after being bent, compressed, or stretched.
3.
recovering readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyant.
Origin
1635-1645
1635-45; < Latin resilient- (stem of resiliēns), present participle of resilīre to spring back, equivalent to re- re- + -sil-, combining form of salīre to leap, jump + -ent- -ent); see salient
Related forms
resiliently, adverb
nonresilient, adjective
nonresiliently, adverb
unresilient, adjective
unresiliently, adverb
Synonyms
1. elastic, flexible, springy.
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resilient

/rɪˈzɪlɪənt/
adjective
1.
(of an object or material) capable of regaining its original shape or position after bending, stretching, compression, or other deformation; elastic
2.
(of a person) recovering easily and quickly from shock, illness, hardship, etc; irrepressible
Derived Forms
resiliently, adverb
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Word Origin and History for non-resilient

resilient

adj.

1640s, "springing back," from Latin resilientem "inclined to leap or spring back," present participle of resilire (see resilience). Figuratively, of persons, from 1830. Related: Resiliently.

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